Running Start

Student Affairs departments will be closed all day on Thursday August 13, 2020, for staff training. Offices will open at 8 a.m. on Monday August 17, 2020.

Running Start at Green River College

Running Start is an exciting and nationally recognized option that allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses tuition-free. Credits earned at Green River are transferable to most four-year colleges and universities, and can satisfy high school graduation requirements. Students may attend classes at Green River full-time or part-time, depending on high school enrollment.

New Student Registration Dates & Deadlines

Below are important registration dates for upcoming quarters.

QuarterRegistration OpensPacket Submission DeadlineClasses Begin
Fall 2020 May 26, 2020 September 11, 2020 September 21, 2020

About Running Start

Learn more about the Running Start program here!

Getting Started with Running Start

All of the steps and process to getting started with Running Start

Running Start Forms

All of our important forms for future and current Running Start students

High School Equivalency Guides

Information regarding High School graduation requirements for Running Start students

Running Start Events

Keep up with all of our Information Sessions, Parent/Guardian Events, and Student Workshops

Important Deadlines and Dates

Up-to-date information on important deadlines and dates regarding Green River College.

Running Start Registration

Important information and dates regarding current Running Start student registration

Academic Standards

Academic Standards for all Running Start students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for future students, current students, and parents/guardians

Meet the Staff

Running Start staff members posing for a photo outside Salish Hall.

The Running Start staff are dedicated to supporting Running Start students' education at Green River College. Students can seek advising for course placement, educational planning, transfer planning and other needs. We offer support through various formats and programs such as orientations, appointments, workshops, email and social media.

Meet the Staff

Hours of Operation

Student Affairs departments will be closed all day on Thursday, August 13, 2020, for staff training. Offices will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 17, 2020.

Monday - Tuesday

8* a.m. - 5 p.m. 

*Unavailable from 8:30-9 a.m. Tuesdays

Wednesday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday

View Closures & Special Hours

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Running Start or would like to schedule an appointment to meet with an educational planner please do not hesitate to contact us!

Email Running Start

Phone: 253-288-3380*

*The best way to reach us is in our virtual lobby. Follow the link to connect with us via Zoom! 

Fax: 253-288-3324

Text reminders: text @running to 253-948-9470


The Running Start Office is located in the Student Affairs Building (SA 135) on the Main Campus.

12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3699

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